(ANSA) – ROME, FEBRUARY 05 – “The European championships scheduled in Rome in six months will be a great success”. This was assured by the president of Fin Paolo Barelli on the sidelines of the early congress of the Len that he left without reapplying for the presidency as it is in stark contrast to the Fina policy. “We will continue to work with commitment and judgment to make the Europeans, scheduled from 11 to 22 August, a party for the entire continental aquatic movement, for enthusiasts and for the Italian territory – continues Barelli – The swimming, bottom, artistic swimming, dives and dives from great heights will take place in the Foro Italico area and in Ostia and could also involve a historical and tourist site of the city. We are preparing to welcome about 1500 athletes from 52 European countries and transform the whole area involved in a large village with the hope that the pandemic will allow it “.
“The European Championship of Rome 2022 – concludes the number one of the Fin – will help us to further spread the aquatic disciplines on the national and European territory thanks to the extraordinary images that will be produced through the media coverage of the event; it will increase the culture of water intended as knowledge of the techniques to prevent accidents and drowning during bathing; will demonstrate the importance of the plant and infrastructural heritage linked to sporting events for urban well-being and the enhancement of the city; will once again make aquatic disciplines an element of attraction for the segment tourism. My commitment to the development of swimming disciplines will continue without interruptions and conditioning regardless of the politics of the world federation “. (HANDLE).